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Lovely Biscuits Paperback – Sep 1 1998

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Oneiros Books (Sept. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902197011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902197012
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 17 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Kirshenblatt on Jan. 26 2011
Grant Morrison is extremely well known for his comics work. What may not be as well known about the comics writer that is has also written plays and short stories. Lovely Biscuits is a collection that gathers six of these works into one place. I myself searched for this book because I heard it contained "Red King Rising" -- an Alice and Wonderland play referenced I believe in Bryan Talbot's massive graphic narrative Alice in Sunderland -- and the short story "Lovecraft in Heaven."

Unfortunately, the book has become out-of-print and as such is extremely hard to find: never mind even purchase. I have seen just one copy of this book, which once sold for $13 or less, now sells from anywhere from over $90 to $400 give or take shipping costs from its country of origin.

If it is at all possible to get this from a library or view it in an Archives or Special Collections, I would suggest you do just that. However, just talking about the financial price of this book isn't enough. I want to talk about its content in such a way that someone thinking to search for and buy it will understand exactly what it is that they are getting.

The collection begins with an "Introduction" by one Stuart Home. Home seems to both attempt to fit Morrison's writings into, and contrast them with extreme prejudice against the idea of its place in a "Scottish literary renaissance." After that rather confusing discourse, Home talks a little bit about the enclosed writings themselves (which does not say much to the reader who has not yet seen them) and seems to claim that he would personally read them in the order that they have been organized.
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